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Silicon Power Velox Series V30 120GB Solid State Drive Review - Specifications, Pricing and Availability

Better late than never, Silicon Power launches their first SATA III SSD. But can this SandForce SF-2281 drive offer up anything to really stand out?

By: | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Oct 17, 2011 2:14 pm
TweakTown Rating: 86%Manufacturer: Silicon Power

Specifications, Pricing and Availability




Silicon Power doesn't give us a whole lot of information on the specification list, but this isn't our first go around with a SandForce SSD either. SP claims the V30 is able to achieve 550MB/s read and 510MB/s write with the 120GB model that we're looking at today. There are four separate capacity sizes with V30 branding; 60GB, 120GB, 240GB and a large 480GB model.


After a quick search we found that Amazon has the three largest capacity V30 drives. The 120GB drive that we are looking at today is currently selling for 225.35 USD. The 240GB is available for 490 and the fat cat 480GB is priced at 1,120. These aren't the lowest priced drives on the market, but they aren't very far from it.


Silicon Power includes a three year warranty with the new V30 product line and you get a desktop adapter bracket in the package. There is one area that has us a bit concerned, something that we tend to take for granted most of the time. After looking around Silicon Power's website we were not able to find a single firmware update for any of their SSD products. Silicon Power has been selling SSDs for a number of years and should have a dedicated area in the Download Section, but we couldn't find anything.

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